CIL Disability Resource Center

Gulf Coast RDC

3600 N Pace Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32505

Voice and TDD:

  • (850) 595-5566
  • (877)245-2457


LaVesta Feagin, Assistive Technology Specialist

The Gulf Coast RDC is the westernmost FAAST Demonstration Center. It is located in Pensacola Florida.
Diana (Di) Tift
Equipment Inventory Manager
Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center (GCRDC)

Diana (Di) Tift lives in Pensacola, Florida but is originally from New York City.  She is the Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center (GCRDC) Equipment Inventory Manager.  She receives equipment as donations and assesses the condition so it can be loaned to clients in need.  She maintains the inventory for new and used equipment and is responsible for assigning inventory numbers, assuring equipment is safe and clean to use by clients who will receive it.  She also does needed minor repairs to equipment as well to determine if it needs repairs that may need to go to a vendor for refurbish. Di has also assists clients who walk in and they need minor equipment assistance or repair and she assist them on the spot.  She also assists clients with new and used equipment requests i.e. what kind equipment would fit to their needs, costs, size, etc. and will research options as to which vendor and where to purchase . You could say Di is the “Jackie of all Trades” when it comes to the GCRDC equipment program.

Lavesta Feagin
Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist
Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center (GCRDC)

As the Gulf Coast Regional Demonstration Center (GCRDC) Assistive Technology (AT) Specialist, Lavesta demonstrates and trains AT for clients and the community of FAAST services. She provides public awareness activities through the Information and Referral program. She provides outreach in the form of AT Training and Demonstrations in four county region, Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties. She promotes awareness and continues to build a network of providers and resources for the local community and clients she serves. She is also enjoys working with the youth transition program as students encounter adulthood, and make decisions that last a lifetime.

She is a natural leader and brand ambassador who learns quickly and welcomes challenges. She would like to thank you in advance for the opportunity to serve you and your family. Her education background is a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management and she is currently studying Psychology at the University of West Florida – Pensacola and uses all facets of her knowledge when meeting with clients to assure the desired level of independent living will be achieved.

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